By EDITH B. COLMO & CLAUDEN MAE GENANDA
Employees of the Bacolod City Hall have reason to rejoice, because members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved during yesterday’s special session the P7,944,000 for the Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) and other bonuses for qualified employees, or simply put: P30,000 the P4,000 of which was already received by employees earlier this year.
The City Treasurer and the City Accountant certified the availability of fund for this purpose.
Hope and thanksgiving.
University of St. La Salle (USLS) begins the Christmas season with the Institutional Christmas Lighting, November 29, 5:30 p.m.
(left photo) Br. Raymundo Suplido, FSC unveils the Jubilee Mural, (right photo) Christmas decorations set around the campus.*
"While we are thankful of our blessings as a community, may we remember and use the Yuletide season to extend our help to those in need," said President and Chancellor Br. Raymundo Suplido, FSC, in line with the theme "Bringing the Lasallian Light of Hope this Christmas" which was dedicated to the Typhoon Yolanda victims.
The ceremony started with a welcome address by Center for External Relations Director Rhoderick Samonte and procession started at the Gazebo Park which stretched to Handumanan Park, St. La Salle Coliseum lobby, Gates 1 and 2 façades, and the Garden of St. Francis of Assisi.
The Public Information Division of Negros Occidental was awarded among the Best Performing Public Information Offices in Western Visayas during the Information Officers Year-End Conference and Awards in Iloilo City, Friday.
Two Information Officers from Negros Occidental namely, Florentina Magbanua of National Irrigation Association (NIA) and Cynthia Luz Chua of National Food Authority (NFA) were also among the awardees for Best Performing Information Officers.
BEST PROV’L P. I. O. Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-6 Regional Director Atty. Janet Mesa awards the trophy and certificate to PIO Negros Occidental head Karen Dinsay (3rd from left) together with staff for being one of the Best Performing PIO Offices in Western Visayas during the Information Officers Year-End Conference and Awards in Iloilo City, recently. Also in photo is PIA Infocen Negros Occ. head Lorenzo Lambatin.*(Capitol photo)
National human rights official, Marie Hilao Enriquez of The Movement for the Advancement of Human Rights, Karapatan and the Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Para sa Amnestiya (SELDA), expressed grave concern over the still unreleased and undistributed compensation fund from the ill-gotten wealth of the late President and dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, saying that because of the still non-appointment of the nine members of a board which will oversee the drafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) covering said law, the process of indemnification cannot be distributed and up to this period, almost a year after its approval, victims have not yet availed of the compensation fund due them.
Karapatan and SELDA had about two months ago, recommended human rights lawyer, Romy Candazo who appears to have the approval of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, but the former unfortunately, died.
Police authorities in Don Salvador Benedicto are in pursuit of the suspects in the shooting of a 40-year old woman by two riding in tandem men about 5:50PM, Thursday at Brgy. Igmaya-an in the town.
PInsp. Celjun D. Nemenio, of Don Salvador Benedicto Police Station said Chona Libo-on, 40, was with her husband Delbert when two unidentified men on board a motorcycle shot at them hitting the victim on the left portion of the chest and right arm.
Miss Earth candidates at the Bacolod-Silay Airport with Silay tourism office officers recently.*
Welcome to Advent! This is our wakeup call. Time to shake off sleep, lethargy and old ways and habits. It is meant to be rude awakening, like a trumpet blast that signals hope, glory and worldwide judgment. What are we concerned about? Do our day-to-day lives reveal that we have "put on the Lord Jesus Christ"? Do we live proclaiming that we belong to the light? Or do we carouse in drunkenness, in greed, in piling up material possessions? Do we live excessively, emotionally, with revenge and quarrels, dissension and jealousy?
Megan Mckenna in one of her spiritual workshop presentation quoted a prayer text from the inside of a contemporary Christmas card: "Above the clamor of our violence your word of truth resounds, O God of majesty and power. Over nations enshrouded in despair your justice dawns. Grant your household a discerning spirit and a watchful eye to perceive the hour in which we live. Hasten the advent of that day when the weapons of war shall be banished and all your scattered children gathered into one."
"The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2 It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it,
Only one thing did not turn out as a false alarm yesterday: The body’s craving for sleep, and more sleep if possible.
Sleep debt is a medical term which means the accumulation of a series of lack of sleep.
Sooner or later sleep debt will be too much to carry that it will forcibly collect its toll by weakening the inner system until such time a shutdown -- partial or not, occurs, stopping the body from normally functioning.
I survived round one yesterday, after three months of night and day work that cannot be avoided.
While it is true that Bel Air Bacolod Homeowners have expressed their sympathy for the victims of the recent ruthless super typhoon "Yolanda", they too have to move on just like everybody else. As a consequence, they will rejoice with the whole world over the coming of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by holding their traditional Christmas Party on Sunday, December 16 at 6PM in the home of NDB’s Albert Rile where the meeting took place lately. As decided, there will be a 500-peso contribution per family for the lechon and each one will bring his/her favorite dish for potluck. There will be exchange gifts and a lot of surprises in store for those in attendance.
Bel Air Socialites present at the meeting were Leo and Ailyn Sibala, Luz Tamayo, Raquel Perez, Catalina Talde, Marylou Merida, Capt. Johnny Legaspina and Connie Vergoles representing her Mommy Dr. Piring Vergoles. So far, the different food contributions indicated were as follows: Lechon Manok, spaghetti, Brazo de Mercedes, sotanghon, etc. Mrs. Talde will take care of the drinks.
Bel Air’s Socialites discussing their annual Christmas Party for 2013. Clockwise: Connie Vergoles, Raquel Peres, Ailyn Sibala, Catalina Talde (partly hidden), Marylou Merida, Luz Tamayo, NDB’s ACR, Capt. Johnny Legaspina and Leo Sibala.*
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7676] 09362449110: Kaya dumarami ang imbi at bulok na pulitiko sa Pilipinas dahil sa matagal-tagal pa silang makakasuhan sa bagal ng sistema ng hustisya sa bansa. Dahil dito nangangamba ang marami na maaring matabunan lamang ang mga kaso ng mga local government official sapagkat abala ang Ombudsman sa high profile at mas malalaking kaso kung saan sangkot ang mga national official at kinapapalooban ng multi-bilyong pisong katiwalian. Dapat ay makagawa ng pagbabago ang Ombudsman at Sandiganbayan kung paano mareresolba agad ang lahat ng kaso, malaki man o maliit, na nasa kanilang tanggapan.
*7675] 09362449110: Sa pagsa-ulog sang Nobyembre 30 sa ika-150 nga ka-adlawan sang baganihan sang Pilipinas nga si Andres Bonifacio, naghambal si Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada nga pareho sila sang Amay sang Rebolusyon. Mayor Erap, wala ka man ginapangligbusan sa hambal mo tungod si Gat Bonifacio isa ka rebolusyunaryo kag indi isa plunderer!